New beginnings

Wandle colleagues recently celebrated the handover of 33 new homes at Whaling House, Canada Water, Southwark.

The scheme, purchased from Scape’s Canada Water, comprises of 10 shared ownership properties and 23 homes for social rent. There is also a landscaped communal rooftop garden, with views of London for residents to use.

Colleagues from across the business joined residents to view the high-spec homes. There was also a ribbon cutting with Wandle resident Jhonny Laimes, Chief Executive Anne Waterhouse, and Tracey Lees who has recently retired from the position.

Anne Waterhouse, Chief Executive at Wandle said: “At Wandle, we support people across South London who need a home and are ambitious in building new homes and successful communities.

“Everyone deserves to have a home they are proud to call their own, and I am delighted that we have been able to help our new residents achieve this.”

Whaling House resident Jhonny Laimes recently moved into a specially adapted home with his family after living in temporary accommodation that did not meet his needs.

He had previously lived in an overcrowded temporary one-bedroom property with his wife and three children. Living in an overcrowded home had caused a physical and mental impact on the family, with the lack of personal space and privacy taking a toll.

Jhonny said of his new home, “Previously I lived in temporary housing not adapted to my disability, and my son had to sleep on the floor. I couldn’t get out to the street without help due to the difficulty of the stairs and my life was difficult.

“Wandle have given me the opportunity to live in a house adapted for my needs. I am very grateful for this opportunity because it has given me another opportunity to live.”

We provide homes that are places of comfort, safety, and security, with enough space for families to thrive.